We buy organic not because of health benefits—and anyway, humans are such lousy experimental subjects, it's impossible to unequivocally prove that an organic diet is more healthy than a "conventional" one—but rather because we don't like the unquestionably negative environmental impact of farming with pesticides and fertilizer. So, yes, if we buy a pumpkin this year, it will be organic... while we're stewing on a Halloween-themed creative reuse project of our own, it's likely we'll just break down and buy a pumpkin.
Oh, and one more thing: Green, Inc. shares a great secret for inexpensive organic produce. She belongs to a co-op. A few hours of labor a month entitles her to a deep discount on organic produce. Her very own organic pumpkin cost just $1.07 a pound. Guess that means it's worth the price.
Have you found organic pumpkins? How much are they in your neck of the woods?